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Four State Farm Show now held in May, rain causes parking changes

This year's event will be May 3-5

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Kan. - Parking plans change for the Four State Farm Show after recent rains.

"PARKING UPDATE: Parking will be available at the Meadowbrook Mall, Kansas Crossing Casino and Labette Community College - Cherokee Center. Signs will be posted, and shuttle buses will run continuously during the show," organizers posted on social media.

If a person wants to bring an ATV, they can unload it at the Farm Show field, but they need to take the truck and trailer to one of the parking locations listed above. There will be no spectator parking in the field that the Four State Farm Show is held.

The 45th annual Four State Farm Show has new dates this year. This year's event will be held May 3, 4 and 5 near Pittsburg, Kansas, on the same farm where it has been located since 1984.

“The extreme heat we generally encounter with the third weekend in July became a concern,”
said Lance Markley, Four State Farm Show coordinator and publisher of Farm Talk
Newspaper. “Exhibitors and attendees alike are affected, and both segments’ input was instrumental
in making the date change."

Exhibitors should reserve booth space as soon as possible for the best locations. Those interested in exhibiting should contact Farm Talk Newspaper at 800-356-8255.

Markley says the Four State Farm Show will continue to be the area's go-to event for farmers and ranchers to see the latest in agricultural equipment, technology and services. The lawn mower test-driving range and live-action demonstrations of drones, the Argo XTV and water well drilling also will return in 2019.

“The popular Shopping Spree will return once again with $1,000 given away daily at the
Farm Talk booth,” Markley said.Visitors can enter to win the $1,000 Shopping Spree at the Farm Talk Newspaper tent near the center of the show grounds. Shopping Sprees must be used for purchases with Four State Farm Show exhibitors.

After being introduced in 2018, the popular golf cart rentals will once again be available from
Castagno Oil, Inc., Battery Mart.

Organizers say over the past 45 years, the Four State Farm Show has become known as a "Mall of Agriculture" and has grown to nearly 700 booths covering 25 acres.

Parking and admission are free. Show hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Sunday.

The Four State Farm Show is located south of Pittsburg, Kansas, to the junction of Highways 400, 69 and K-171, then one-half mile east.

The event is sponsored by Farm Talk Newspaper. For more information, visit FourStateFarmShow.com or call 1-800-356-8255.


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